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Axel Rüger, director of Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, appointed new chief executive of Royal Academy

He succeeds Charles Saumarez Smith who stepped down in July 2018

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Artist interview

Back to basics: Michael Craig-Martin on his new show in Windsor (Florida)

The conceptual artist brings a range of recent works stateside in a presentation co-organised by the Royal Academy of Arts

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Pierre Bonnard's colours-turned-up-to-11 at Tate Modern to Bill Viola's dust up with Michelangelo at the Royal Academy of Arts

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Bill Viola

Kira Perov: the ‘guardian angel’ in Bill Viola’s life and work

As the Royal Academy in London prepares to open a show uniting the US video artist with Michelangelo, his wife and collaborator discusses her pivotal role in his process

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Jock McFadyen announced as co-ordinator of Royal Academy's 251st Summer Exhibition

The Scottish painter will lead a committee of fellow artists to organise the annual contemporary art show

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Royal Academy widens outreach with exhibition by homeless people

Art is Part of the Equation forms part of the institution’s push to make art more accessible

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The Year Ahead 2019

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or Bill Viola could be dark horses

In association withQatar Museums

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The Buck stopped here

Sir Charles steps down as chief-executive of the RA and settles a few old scores along the way

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Exhibitions

The Getty’s Renaissance Nude explores issues of power and sexuality—but don’t expect a #metoo reckoning

The show includes male and female examples for historic accuracy, its lead curator says

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the erotic drawings of Klimt and Schiele at the Royal Academy to a last chance to see two hard-hitting shows by Mika Rottenberg and Hannah Perry

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Books

Reputations redeemed by art: two books examine what made Charles I and II great collectors but bad rulers

Despite the failings of the Stuart kings, their art collections stand in their favour, as exhibitions in the UK this year have shown

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Exhibitions

Looted ‘cannibal’ bowl served up in Royal Academy of Art’s Oceania show

Artefact is one of around 200 on show in largest exhibition on the region in almost 40 years

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The Buck stopped here

Bob and Roberta Smith’s family values and pencil power at the Royal Academy of Arts

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In the frame

No to Nigel—picture of Brexiteer Farage left on the shelf at Royal Academy

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Appointments & departures

Charles Saumarez Smith to leave Royal Academy of Arts to become senior director of Blain Southern

Secretary and chief executive of the London museum says he wanted to go “at a time of obvious strength and success”

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Exhibitions

A match made in heaven: Bill Viola to be shown alongside Michelangelo at the Royal Academy

The exhibition will examine themes of spirituality and mortality in both artists’ work

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

The Postal Museum: a ride into the story of mail that really delivers

The newly opened museum takes visitors on a journey underground and reflects major shifts in the nature of human connection

In association withArt Fund

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The Buck stopped here

'Cut into your finger and sprinkle urine on bad dreams': Marina Abramovic shares her spiritual recipes

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The Buck stopped here

A Riot of Subversion: Welcome to the House of Fun

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Royal Academy launches new £34,000 postgraduate course. But who can afford it?

The institution is entering the lucrative world of branded education

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

Podcast

Podcast episode 32: David Chipperfield on the new Royal Academy

The Academy’s £56m project opens, with subtle additions and revamps by the British architect. Chipperfield talks about the subtleties of architecture, the RA’s chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith discusses funding and the quirks of the institution and we review the buildings and its displays with Jane Morris.

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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The Buck stopped here

From Shrimp Eyes to Tom Odell: Royal Academy's collection (and VIPs) serenaded at opening party

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How the Royal Academy Schools shook off their fusty image

Once seen as a bastion of tradition ignored by young artists, the institution's postgraduate fine art course has become the most desirable in London

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Ignominy to influence: a history of women at the Royal Academy

London institution’s founders included two women, but a long period of male domination has only recently been challenged

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The Buck stopped here

The private life of the Royal Academy revealed in TV documentary

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We go behind the scenes as the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years

Delve into the heart of the revamped London institution—expanded, embellished and eccentric as ever

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In the frame

A New Spirit of Painting makes a comeback (with one woman artist this time)

Artists

Michelangelo: The Art Newspaper's editor talks about a British treasure

HENI Talks: Alison Cole examines the Taddei Tondo—the only marble sculpture by the Italian master in the UK

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Three to see

Three to see: London

Monet takes on the city at the National Gallery and it is the final week of the once-in-a-lifetime Charles I show at the Royal Academy

Podcast

Podcast episode 23: The death of Venice?

Salvatore Settis on the moral revival that could save Italy's sinking city, plus Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

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Features

Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

From genre fluidity to the British artist's love of analogue film

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Diary of an art historian

The National Gallery’s issue of trust

I only found out by accident how well off the museum really is

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The Buck stopped here

Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramovic battle it out at launch of new VR works

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JMW Turner

UK government places export bar on Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein

Arts minister Michael Ellis has stepped in to prevent the painting from being exported

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Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts tried to borrow $450m Salvator Mundi for its Charles I exhibition

New London show has received glowing reviews but there is one conspicuous absentee

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From a triumphant show of Charles I's collection at the Royal Academy to an Andreas Gursky retrospective at the revamped Hayward Gallery

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Podcast episode 16: Charles I at the Royal Academy—an exhibition fit for a king

We pick apart the latest smash hit show to open in London with art historian Bendor Grosvenor, then complete our 2018 preview with a look at the big exhibitions coming to the US this year

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Fit for a king? What the British press is saying about the new Charles I exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts show has received near unanimous reviews

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Exhibitions

British invasion: Royal Academy teams up with Florida art space

Grayson Perry kicks off a series of three solo shows by RA artists at the Gallery at Windsor

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Exhibitions

Royal Academy of Arts reunites masterpieces from Charles I's collection—many for first time since his execution

Exhibition will include paintings by Titian, Mantegna and Van Dyck

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Acquisitions

Tacita Dean’s film of Hockney smoking bought by Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery

Acquisition heralds triptych of London shows dedicated to Dean

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Diary of an art historian

Stop reading, start looking: today’s art history students are not getting a grounding in connoisseurship skills

When I put an image of a well-known Titian on the screen, only one of 40 could identify the artist

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The Year Ahead 2018

Our guide to the most important new museums and expansions in 2018

From striking new spaces in France and the US to major revamps of old favourites in London and Los Angeles

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Three to see

Three to See in London in 2018

From King Charles I to the King of Pop

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Exhibitions

Life drawing from George III to Iggy Pop

Royal Academy of Arts exhibition explores the history of drawing the human figure and how artists depict it today

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Education

New lease of life for life drawing classes?

Age-old practice is being ‘gradually reinvigorated', but new frontier is seemingly in 3D reprographic skills

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Exhibitions

Richard Wentworth and Kenneth Baker on Jasper Johns's retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

“So many tropes going on in his work, it would make a lovely laundry list,” says the British artist of his US counterpart

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In the frame

George Frederic Watts’s Physical Energy horseman rides into the RA—again

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From the British Museum's Lion Man to Matisse's studio studies at the Royal Academy

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In the frame

Scoop: image surfaces of hacks at Royal Academy press view—in 1892

Chief executive Charles Saumarez Smith was surprised by rediscovered illustration

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Exhibitions

First major UK survey of Oceanic art comes to the Royal Academy in 2018

London institution will also host shows on Klimt and Schiele, Charles I and Tacita Dean as part of its 250th anniversary year